Economy

Nov 24, 2017

Rudd’s economic legacy, 10 years on

A decade ago, Kevin Rudd's Labor government pulled off a marvel that made Australia one of the most impressive economies in history.

Alan Austin — Freelance journalist

Alan Austin

Freelance journalist

Kevin Rudd

Ten years ago, an epoch began which set Australia apart from the rest of the world in two remarkable respects. Neither is widely understood, even today.

The first was the extraordinary transformation of Australia’s steadily deteriorating economy. This deterioration had been masked by vast cash inflows from mining investment and the unwarranted sale of public assets and concealed by a cravenly uncritical media.

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